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Impact Mapping: How to focus on outcomes in product management

Miro

Impact Mapping: How to focus on outcomes in product managementAligning work around outcomes instead of just chasing the next feature idea is one of those things that product teams often want to nail, but rarely get right. It’s because most of the frameworks we use prioritize tangible rock-solid features over hard-to-measure effects.Just look at how […]. The post Impact Mapping: How to focus on outcomes in product management appeared first on MiroBlog | A blog by Miro

Why Companies in a Multi-Screen Era Must Embrace the Unknown

ProductCraft

Last Saturday, like seemingly every Saturday this fall, I started some yard work. This time I expected to be on the roof for at least three hours. So I knew that music would be required. And that email needed monitoring. And that a friend may call. And that college football was at full tilt.

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Dear Sales, It’s Me… Your Product Manager

ProductPlan

Should a product manager accompany the sales rep to prospect meetings to demo the product? When a customer calls their account manager for support, should the rep pass that request on to the product manager? Should sales reps call a product manager anytime they have a technical question about the product? Every company is unique. But for most organizations, the answers to those questions should be no.

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Ship outcomes, not just features, with the Product Impact Framework

Inside Intercom

Our industry is in the midst of a big philosophical debate about the fundamental way of thinking about how we build our products, with the focus shifting from the outputs of what we build to the business outcomes generated by those outputs.

API Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to Grow Your Platform Business

API product and platform owners have their own unique challenges. Learn how to leverage data to convert, understand, and support your customers better.

A Product Owner’s Guide to Improving Customer Experience

Emerge Insights

People today have an unprecedented number of choices when choosing products and services for their personal life and work. Consumer habits, preferences, and expectations are evolving. The organizations embracing a human-centered approach are outperforming the competition. Businesses can no longer rely on the position, price, features, or pure aesthetics of their product or service to […].

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Practicing Growth Design

Amplitude

I identify as a Growth Designer. A few years back, I wrote about how I see growth design. Here’s how I defined it: Growth design: A person who approaches product design through the dual lens of customer experience and business impact.

5 Ways To Predict And Prevent Customer Churn

Gainsight

Customer churn. It’s on everybody’s mind. Studies show that customer churn is costing U.S. businesses $136 billion a year. Even though you might not be aware of it, customer churn could be working its way through your business right this very second, just like a virus. Luckily, there are ways to predict and prevent customer churn. It’s time for a visit to the doctor. #1 1 Way to prevent churn: Provide (and prove) ROI.

Using the 3 T’s to Curate a Customer First Culture by Shyna Zhang

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Shyna Zhang , shows us how product marketing and product management can combine to create a customer-focused culture. Watch the video to see Shyna’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of her key points. A product marketing and product management marriage. The 3 T’s of customer obsession. A Product Marketing and Product Management Marriage. Product marketing and product management today should be very customer-centric.

What is product-led growth? How it works and 5 companies that are doing it right

ProductBoard

It seems like every tech company these days is excited about product-led growth. And rightfully so. When a product-led growth strategy is executed well, your product sells itself, leaving your teams with more time and resources to focus on the end user.

More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

The Phenomenal Product Manager: Influencing Engineers – Part 3

280 Group

Read Part 1 of this article where we discuss Strategy One: Credibility and Part 2 where we discuss Strategy Two: Building Rapport. Strategy Three: Assessing Your Team and Adjusting. When working with your engineering team, you need to read the team you are dealing with and then adjust accordingly.

Customer Advisory Boards: Three Best Practices and the Jaw-Dropping Moments

Proficientz – Product Management University

Customer advisory boards can deliver tremendous strategic value to your organization if you organize them with the appropriate customer roles and have business conversations.

Managing Problematic Investor Ideas

Mind the Product

Product in Practice: Getting Started with Opportunity Solution Trees at SuperAwesome

Product Talk

Hi there, Product Talk readers! It’s me, Melissa. I’m Teresa’s blog editor. I mostly work behind the scenes here, polishing and proofreading posts prior to publication. But every once in a while, I’ll contribute a post like this one.

Win the Digital Transformation Game with the Product Mindset

Speaker: David DeWolf, Founder and CEO, 3Pillar Global

No matter what your idea is, no matter how good it is, and no matter how well you know your market, 3 out of 4 digital initiatives do not succeed. To better understand how to win, we should first understand why we’re failing. In this webinar, David DeWolf will share his experiences and lessons learned to help you succeed in playing the “product” game, instead of the “IT” game.

The Wu-Tang Product Team Manual

The Product Coalition

Stories and Eight Lessons Learned from The Wu-Tang Clan, According to Matt Northam The Wu-Tang Clan. Source: Seattleweekly.com As a boy living in the British Virgin Islands , being twelve years old was a difficult period.

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Product vs Solution – The Key Difference

Proficientz – Product Management University

How would you characterize the difference between product vs solution? Product vs solution is the simple difference between what you do and what your customers do. You build products and features. Your customers admit patients, do legal research, run payroll, design clothing, take customer orders, inventory a warehouse, etc.

The Importance of Being Clear by Lindsey Jayne

Mind the Product

In this #mtpcon London talk, Lindsey Jayne, VP Product at Monzo, discusses the importance of writing clearly in order to make better decisions and diversify thinking. Key points.

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Six predictions for the UX and CX industries in 2020

Userzoom

As we wrap up another thrilling and fast-paced year in the life of the experience industry, it’s time to take a quick breath, take stock of how far we’ve come and think about what’s in store for 2020.

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BI Buyers Guide: Embedding Analytics in Your Software

The business intelligence market has exploded. And as the number of vendors grows, it gets harder to make sense of it all. Learn how to decide what features you need and get an evaluation framework for every technical and non-technical requirement you could imagine.

How to Find Product/Market Fit: A Practical Guide

The Product Coalition

One thing above all makes a successful startup: people who purchase and love the product. If you have that, it means you’ve managed to offer the market exactly what it needs or, in other words, achieved a product/market fit (PMF). But how come it’s so challenging to reach success as a startup?

TEI 259: Become indistractable and get more done better – with Nir Eyal

Product Innovation Educators

Four steps for product managers to increase productivity and become fully present. Do you feel your time and attention being pulled in too many directions and what you want to get done is not getting done? I sure do.

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Mindset – Building Product Communities and Transforming Teams with Adam Warburton and Rosemary King

Mind the Product

Watch on YouTube | Watch on Vimeo | Listen on Soundcloud . In the latest episode, Rosemary King , our Director of Training Products welcomes Adam Warburton to Mindset. Adam is currently Head of Digital Products at The Co-Op, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives.

UX LIVE 2019: Lee Duddell, Senior UX Director, on ‘Democratizing UX’ [VIDEO]

Userzoom

Our Senior UX Director Lee Duddell discusses the importance of democratizing UX , while highlighting the mistakes that people make when they begin sharing research empowerment around the organisation and how they can avoid them.

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Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How To Develop Into An Exponential Product Manager

The Product Coalition

Highly effective Product Managers develop themselves in 5 key areas. Highly effective Product Managers (or what I call Exponential PMs) tend to be strong in all of these areas. This is based on studying, speaking with, and coaching PMs and product leaders.

IMD Business School: A Short Video Series on the Business Model Canvas

Strategyzer

We've recently teamed up with IMD Business School, ranked as the #1 business school in the world by the Financial Times for the last 7 years, to create and launch something truly unique together in 2020. Tools

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Hacking Your Product Career by Gibson Biddle

Mind the Product

As product leaders, we understand the value of experimentation. As we build products we develop hypotheses, execute experiments, then evaluate the results to determine what to do. But few product leaders apply this same rigor to their most important product: themselves.

How to deal with limited budgets for user research recruitment and tools

Userzoom

Although we strive to work in an environment where user research is a part of every stage of the product development lifecycle , and your executives have completely bought in to everything you do… we have to be realistic. Not everyone has the luxury of generous budgets, resources and sign-off. .

The Essential Guide to Building Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports, and analytics in an existing application presents some unique opportunities—and poses unique challenges—to software teams. Download this eBook to hear 16 product experts share insights on business intelligence, UI/UX, security, and everything that goes into building a successful application with analytics at its core.

Geographically Distributed Agile Teams Webinar Dec 17, 2019

Johanna Rothman

I'm stoked to do a webinar with Tom Henrickson, 8 Principles for Successful Distributed Agile Teams. My slides are all ready. And, I bet Tom will ask me a question that sets me off on a rant. If you want to listen to me rant in real time, please join us.

What is a VPN, and do I need one?

The Product Coalition

Is it the ultimate stealth technology, or just another gimmick? Time to find out with Practicum by Yandex. You’ll typically hear VPNs discussed in two contexts: Internet freedom and corporate security.

Haters, Our Product is Physical and Digital by Sophie Deen

Mind the Product

In this talk at ProductTank London, get set for a giggle as Sophie Deen, CEO of Bright Little Labs , heartwarmingly takes us through her journey of building a product to help introduce computer science to children in the UK. She covers: Using mainstream entertainment to teach kids.